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Students Win Medals at WorldSkills UK Finals!

Three students from Coleg Menai have come away from the WorldSkills UK Finals with silver and bronze medals.

The WorldSkills UK offers a chance for students and trainees to compete in a bid to be crowned winner of their chosen specialist area or trade.

Following the Regional Qualifiers, which were held at various colleges across the UK earlier this year, the National Finals took place across the UK, between the 14th and 18th of November.

Thomas Devine, Josh Woosnam and Cody Cooper all travelled to their respective competitions accompanied by one of their college lecturers.

The Plastering competition took place at Edinburgh College, where Josh won the Bronze medal, and Thomas scooped the Silver.

Cody travelled to Cardiff & Vale College to take part in the Foundation Skills: Health and Social Care competition, and won the silver medal.

Mark Allen, Assistant Principal at Coleg Menai, said,

“We're all hugely proud of Cody, Josh and Thomas. To be awarded medals at the national-level finals is an outstanding achievement, and is testament to their hard work. We are so pleased to see that their efforts and dedication paid off”

Ben Blackledge, Deputy Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said,

“Congratulations to Josh, Thomas and Cody on their medal success in this year’s WorldSkils’ finals. We hope that their achievement will inspire more people to consider an apprenticeship and technical training as a route to great career success”.

He added,

“Using insights gained from our competition-based programmes, we work with our partners to raise standards in training, helping to drive economic growth across the UK.”